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Apr 5, 2013 12:00am PDT
. thank you for joining us on the conversation about the moral courage of dr. king coming up right now. >> there is a saying that dr. king had that said there is always the right time to do the right thing. i just try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. we know that we are only halfway to completely eliminate hunger, and we have a lot of work to do. walmart committed $2 billion to fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. take a on april -- tavis: on april 12, 50 years ago, martin luther king allowed himself to be arrested and put in the birmingham, alabama jail cell where he read a newspaper that quoted moderate what energies as saying that thewere extreme and untimely. at the time, he wrote an eloquent letter in response. sociology professor jonathan rieder has taken a closer look at that pivotal document in a new o'connell the "gospel of treating -- in a new look called "gospel of freedom." we start by asking what it was that made you want to dissect this let
CSPAN
Apr 6, 2013 8:00am EDT
know, this is probably what we're going to see a lot of, right? dr. king, the celebrity of dr. king and the "i have a dream" speech, right? maybe there will be some mention of the complexity of the march on washington, the labor unions and the labor activists who actually made it possible, who actually did all the organizing like bay yard rustin. maybe we'll hear about the full name of the march on washington which was the march on washington for jobs and freedom, and maybe we'll even hear about the kennedy administration's horror about this march. they didn't want this to happen. they were concerned that it would just lead to violence to the point where president kennedy shut down the federal government other than for essential personnel the day that this occurred in '63. but i'm pretty certain that the commemoration's mostly going to focus on dr. king and "i have a dream." we all know the speech, i'm sure most of us can recite large chunks of it, especially toward the end, and, you know, it's a great speech. it's optimistic, it's hopeful, it's king at his best when it comes to the del
FOX News
Apr 4, 2013 2:00pm PDT
. >> that was the great dr. martin luther king on the eve of his assassination 45 years ago today. he was killed on april tourth, 1968 on a motel balcony in memphis, tennessee. he knew even the night before he died he wasn't going to live a long life on this earth. what he did not know the mark he would leave on the world forever . eric, let me start with you. do you think dr. king would think blacks in america have reached the promise land today? >> well, i would hope that he would think that racism in america has at least declined dramatically from the days -- i remember a speech -- i was listening to a speech today from rfk announcing to a group of people he was speaking to that very moment that dr. king was assassinated, and the speech said something to the affect of "i hope all of the black people in the audience aren't angry at all white people right now because look at me. my brother was shot by a man with a gun who happened to be white as well. ". i hope we are at a point in history where we move on. >> he was outside on the back of a pick up truck, kennedy exprkts crowd in fr
Current
Apr 4, 2013 3:00pm PDT
on the lives of two men in particular. michael cody was with dr. king in memphis in the days leading up to the assassination and knew him as few others have. jerry mitchell is an investigative reporter and the preemptive on civil rights cases. before we get to them and martin luther king jr.'s legacy let's get caught up on the political headlines today. in connecticut just 111 days after the slaughter of children at the sandy hook elementary school, the gun debate is over. with the stroke of the pen connecticut governor signed into law one of the most strictest gun laws on the books. it is the country's own system to track offenders and the ban now includes high capacity magazines. it's a start for parents who lost children in the shoot shooting. >> i can't tell you how much it means to us that our voices have been heard. we said from the outset that we want newtown to be known not for tragedy but for transformation. this law marks that turning point. >> michael: it's so effective when you hear the parents speak. governor malloy made it clear there is still so much to be done in othe
LINKTV
Mar 29, 2013 3:00pm PDT
city to impose his own will, something dr. martin luther king spoke against 50 years ago this year. >> detroit's the emergency manager began his tenure this week. those are some of the headlines. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman with juan gonzalez. >> welcome to all our listeners and viewers from around the country and around the world. president obama is urging congress to pass his gun-control agenda, which includes universal background checks for gun buyers. on thursday, obama made an emotional plea for americans not forget the horrifying elementary school massacre in newtown, connecticut three months ago. surrounded by mothers of shooting victims, obama said the size of action must be taken to prevent future tragedies. there's no reason why we cannot get this done. but the reason we're talking about here today is because it is not done until it is done and are some powerful voices on the other side that interested in running out the clock or changing the subject or drowning out the majority of the american people to prevent th
SFGTV2
Mar 31, 2013 6:00pm PDT
month. recent -- yesterday congresswoman barbara lee talked about dr. martin luther king and his dream and some of the issues that we were dealing with over 40 years ago are some of the same issues that we are dealing with today. and i'm so honored to have dr. claiborne carson here today to talk to us about some of those issues. he is unmatched in terms of his expertise about dr. king and has made sure that his dream and his words and the education that we have from dr. king stays alive for generations to come. so, this is truly an amazing event today. dr. king in 1967 asked, where do we go from here? and today we're still asking that same question. where do we go from here? well, we still have people suffering in our community, people in the african-american community. where do we go from here when we have lost numbers of african americans in san francisco? where do we go from here? well, i'll tell you where we go from here. (applause) >> we change policy of the city. we change policy, and we start to be progressive, truly progressive about the policies we push to make african a
ABC
Apr 3, 2013 6:00pm PDT
anniversary of dr. martin luther king's assassination. attorney and scholar clarence jos was part of dr. king's inner circle and has written a book about the story behind the milestone i have a dream speech. jones sat down to tell things we never knew about king's life. >> i had never seen anything fwhin a voice, any person walking who had that power. >> clarence jones was a young attorney living in california personally asked about dr. martin luther king to come to alabama to join his legal team it was really my own personal, making of a disciple. >> in april, is the 1963 king was arrested and put in a birmingham jail. so were dozens of his very young followers. >> we were getting such pressure from the parents of the children to bail their children out. >> that is when actor hairy belafonte arranged for jones to meet with nelson rock feller who handed jones bail money, $100,000 from a family vault. >> he opened the door look inside of the vault. interest there is from floor to ceiling money. >> by now, dr. king's nonviolent movement had taken off. the next stop was nation's capital
PBS
Apr 2, 2013 12:00am PDT
conversations are coming up right now. >> there is a saying that dr. king had said, there is always the right time to do the right thing. i just try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. we know that we are only about halfway to completely eliminate hunger and we have work to do. walmart committed $2 billion to fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. tavis: kim jong un inherited the military first policy that seeks to destabilize the region. despite sanctions, north korea continues to develop a nuclear arsenal. the former ambassador to the philippines and asia expert richard solomon is a senior rand is to two. dodge this is a timely issue to look at. the korean war and it with an , now is the .roliferation tavis: what makes this different? the middle of a leadership transition. the comments targeting us, the hostility level that has been raised. the way to look at this situation is the fact that the north koreans are facing a fundamental choice. a militarized regime th
MSNBC
Apr 5, 2013 3:00pm PDT
ji yepts giants in the m. they marched side by side with dr. king. stay with us. welcnew york state, where cutting taxes for families and businesses is our business. we've reduced taxes and lowered costs to save businesses more than two billion dollars to grow jobs, cut middle class income taxes to the lowest rate in sixty years, and we're creating tax free zones for business startups. the new new york is working creating tens of thousands of new businesses, and we're just getting started. to grow or start your business visit thenewny.com it's delicious. so now we've turned her toffee into a business. my goal was to take an idea and make it happen. i'm janet long and i formed my toffee company through legalzoom. i never really thought i would make money doing what i love. [ robert ] we created legalzoom to help people start their business and launch their dreams. go to legalzoom.com today and make your business dream a reality. at legalzoom.com we put the law on your side. >>> have you joined the "politicsnation" conversation on facebook today? the controversy over president obama c
PBS
Mar 30, 2013 12:00am PDT
saying that dr. king had that said there is always the right time to do the right thing. i just try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. we know that we are only halfway to completely eliminate hunger, and we have a lot of work to do. walmart committed $2 billion to fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. tavis: robert egger is someone who looks at a problem and immediately decides to do something about it. he started the first community kitchen in the country more than two decades ago. they have provided 25 million meals to the hungry and trade more than a thousand people who have gone on to find good jobs in the food industry. dozens of cities that follow that model and now he is expanding the concept here to los angeles. >> a pleasure to be back. i grew up out here. we grew up here in the 1960's before move to d.c. a father was a marine corps pilot. tavis: so you move around a lot. i father was in the air force, so we moved just a couple of times. we did
PBS
Apr 4, 2013 12:00am PDT
conversation with eva mendes coming up now. >> there is a saying that dr. king had said, there is always the right time to do the right thing. i just try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. we know that we are only about halfway to completely eliminate hunger and we have work to do. walmart committed $2 billion to fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. tavis: her breakthrough role was opposite denzel washington in trading day and has gone on to make her mark with johnny depp to matt damon and is now co- starring with ryan gosling and bradley cooper in a movie called "the placed beyond the pines." about fathers, sons, and the consequences of the decisions they make. navigating a life that she -- did not exactly turn out as she hoped. >> it has been over a year. >> i have reason. i did not know what to do. >> you do whatever you need to do. >> what are you going to do? >> i am going to do what i have to do. i am going to school. i will take care of jason. i work here
MSNBC
Apr 4, 2013 11:00am PDT
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MSNBC
Apr 3, 2013 3:00pm PDT
, dr. martin luther king gave the final speech of his life, the mountaintop speech. why it still inspires us today. stay with us. >>> have you joined the "politicsnation" conversation on facebook yet? we hope you will. everybody was talking about president obama's decision to give back 5% of his pay to stand in solidarity with federal workers facing furloughs because of automatic budget cuts. terry says, "it's a gesture that shows he cares about people." craig says, "i'd rather have no furloughs." i agree. vincent says, "congress should follow his lead." that's not a bad idea. >>> coming up, more on selling the president's agenda. but first, we want you to join the "politicsnation" conversation. please head over to facebook and "like" us to join our community and get all of the latest news even after the show ends. >>> president obama's taking the fight for his agenda to the people. three months into his new term, he knows how hard it is to get things done z we knew from the beginning that change wouldn't be easy and we knew that there would be powerful voices to run off the cloc
NBC
Apr 4, 2013 5:30pm PDT
. >> reporter: they were both here when dr. king gave his last speech. >> because i've been to the mountaintop. >> he went on to say that i might not get there with you. >> but i want you to know tonight that we as a people will get to the promised land. >> reporter: the next day, dr. king was killed. martin luther king, iii, on the balcony where his father died, remembers coming to memphis with his mother. >> emotionally it's challenging because, you know, again i was 10 years old. >> reporter: days later the strike was settled in the sanitation workers' favor. you're still working as a sanitation worker? >> still working, yes. enjoying every minute of it. >> reporter: alvin turner, now retired, still has his scar. >> every once in a while, i'll feel it. i look at my kids. i feel that it was worth it. >> reporter: his four children now grown, all college educated. his dream fulfilled. ann curry, nbc news, memphis. >>> that's our broadcast on this thursday night. thank you for being here with us. i'm brian williams. we'll look for you right back here tomorrow evening. good night. >>> police ar
MSNBC
Apr 4, 2013 4:00pm PDT
young and dr. king's grandson dr. martin luther king iii join us to talk about voting rights and gun violence. >>> let me finish with this. nine out of ten americans support background checks. why doesn't congress? and this is "hardball." the place for politics. as your life changes, fidelity is there for your personal economy, helping you readjust along the way, refocus as careers change and kids head off to college, and revisit your investments as retirement gets closer. wherever you are today, fidelity's guidance can help you fine-tune your personal economy. start today with a free one-on-one review of your retirement plan. >>> let me finish with this. nine out of ten americans the hollywood acting career and close relationship with patty and ron and general opposition to government intrusion in people's private lives. we'll be right back. book ahead and save up to 20 percent at doubletree.com, so you can sit back, relax and enjoy. doubletree by hilton. where the little things mean everything. arrival. with hertz gold plus rewards, you skip the counters, the lines, and the paperwo
MSNBC
Apr 4, 2013 11:00pm PDT
assassinated down in memphis. andrew young and dr. king's grandson dr. martin luther king iii join us to talk about voting rights and gun violence. >>> let me finish with this. nine out of ten americans support background checks. why doesn't congress? and this is "hardball." the place for politics. >>> would ronald reagan support marriage equality? his daughter thinks so. patti davis says reagan likely would have supported marriage for gay couples. while she never discussed it with her dad, she says he probably would have bucked his party on the issue for three reasons. hollywood acting career. close friendship with a lesbian couple who cared for patti, and ron. and government intrusion into people's private lives. my mant? trust your instincts to make the call. to treat my low testosterone, my doctor and i went with axiron, the only underarm low t treatment. axiron can restore t levels to normal in about 2 weeks in most men. axiron is not for use in women or anyone younger than 18 or men with prostate or breast cancer. women, especially those who are or who may become pregnant and child
MSNBC
Apr 4, 2013 2:00pm PDT
. was assassinated down in memphis. andrew young and dr. king's grandson dr. martin luther king join us to talk about voting rights and gun violence. >>> let me finish with this. nine out of ten americans support background checks. why doesn't congress? and this is "hardball." the place for politics. sorry. sore knee. blast of cold feels nice. why don't you use bengay zero degrees? it's the one you store in the freezer. same medicated pain reliever used by physical therapists. that's chilly! [ male announcer ] bengay zero degrees. freeze and move on. >>> would ronald reagan support marriage equality? his daughter thinks so. patti davis says reagan likely would have supported marriage for gay couples. while she never discussed it with her dad, she says he probably would have bucked his party on the issue for three reasons. hollywood acting career. close friendship with a lesbian couple who cared for pat tirks, and ron. and government intrusion into people's private lives. textile production in spain, and the use of medical technology in the u.s.? at t. rowe price, we understand the co
MSNBC
Apr 4, 2013 8:00am PDT
examined by a doctor. as we fast forward to today, dr. king's legacy shines through a new era. it's good to have you here. >> thank you. >> how much do we consider today's civil rights advocates to look at the legacy of dr. king and emerge from it? >> it's interesting. 45 years after the assassination of dr. king, we have a framework among african-americans that focuses on civil rights leaders and pastors. what motivated it were religious leaders and they still are a preponderan preponderance. a quaurter of the people said al sharpton, 11% said jesse jackson. people still do look in that direction. i think what's different now is the collective sense of siege and constant siege that the african-american community felt then no longer is operative. you have a different set of issues. it's more defending voting rights and trying to defend affirmative action. the movement doesn't really exist anymore. i think there's still a need for some kind of collective action. >> the siege is dissipated even with the election we just went through where voter's rights were so highly front and center. >> yea
CSPAN
Apr 6, 2013 1:45pm EDT
struggle. hear dr. martin luther king speak, and he was talking about how all businesses in the country would not hire businesses of color, categorized them all. got to the company, and we want our boys with bread companies to, boycott the bread companies, boycott wonder bread company and boycott them so consistently and so profoundly we want to make wonder bread wonder where the money went. [laughter] dr. king, open auditorium, 7,000 people hit the floor. i'm just one young student being impressed, being inspired by dr. martin luther king. this is something. you know, time as things evolved, killed malcolm x, ect., i'm upset. i have a one-man riot for ten minutes. there's nobody else rioting when malcolm x is killed. crocodile tears down my face when they killed mol come, murdered malcolm x. you know, i mean, i was upset earlier than that too by nelson mandella sentencedded to prison in early and for the rest of his life. i wanted to work in the community, i created one of the first youth jobs programs in northern california. that's the first program i helped create. i worked for the c
MSNBC
Mar 31, 2013 5:00am PDT
be a perfect time to look at legacy of dr. king alongside the man who walks in his wake, the nation's first black president. we discuss dr. king to occupy wall street. we were proud of that segment then and still are today. take a lock. >> back with msnbc contributor and columnist, one of my favorite magazine "the nation," melissa harris-perry and bob herbert, author of "waking up from the american dream" and our special guest whose play "mountaintop" opened last week. want to play this clip from dr. king on "meet the press." it's awesome we have the nbc library and got to watch every appearance of dr. king on "meet is press." this is dr. king talking about the efficacy of non-violent direct actions and demonstrations. >> recent polls suggest that in terms of national reaction, demonstrations are now counterproductive. by continuing them, don't you run the risk of doing more harm than good? >> again, i contend that we are not doing more harm than good in demonstrations because i think demonstrations serve the purpose of bringing the issues out in the open. i have never felt that demon
MSNBC
Apr 4, 2013 3:00pm PDT
dream comes true." coming up later in the show, i'll talk to dr. king's son and hear how we are fighting and honoring his father's dream. but first we want you to share what your thoughts are and your memories of dr. king. please head over to facebook and search "politicsnation" and "like" us to join the conversation that keeps going long after the show ends. very logical thinker. (laughs) i'm telling you right now, the girl back at home would absolutely not have taken a zip line in the jungle. (screams) i'm really glad that girl stayed at home. vo: expedia helps 30 million travelers a month find what they're looking for. one traveler at a time. expedia. find yours. >>> the state of texas is on alert. investigators are trying to figure out who was behind the murder of two prosecutors killed within two months. today, nearly 2,000 people attended the memorial service for the latest victims killed over the weekend, kaufman county district attorney mike mcclellamcclella mcclelland and his loving wife cynthia. governor perry paid tribute to their life today. >> people choose this lin
PBS
Apr 6, 2013 12:00am PDT
are with us with stephen stills coming up right now. >> there is a saying that dr. king had that said there is always the right time to do the right thing. i just try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. we know that we are only halfway to completely eliminate hunger, and we have a lot of work to do. walmart committed $2 billion to fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. tavis: stephen stills 50-your career has taken him from a 60s band the buffaloes ring field to crosby, stills, nash and young to a fabulous solo career. is nows of music captured in a four-cd set called carry on." -- " here he is with the song he wrote for his friend judy collins, "sweet judy blue eyes ." am yours, you are mine, you are what you are ♪ ♪ you make it hard ♪ remember what we've said ♪ ♪ and done and felt about each other ♪ ♪ oh, babe, have mercy ♪ don't let the past remind us of what we are not now ♪ ♪ i am not dreaming ♪ i am yours, you are mine, you a
NBC
Apr 3, 2013 5:30pm PDT
. >> that speech, dr. king's last speech was 45 years ago tonight. dr. king was dead the next day. about his assassin james earl ray, on our website tonight is a link to new pictures and recordings, primitive black and white videotape technology at the time chronicling the reading of his rights on an airplane, his arrival at jail, even a strip search, a medical exam. it's now been restored and the new clearer version is available for screening. >>> a couple of farewells in the news tonight. jane henson has died. she was jim henson's wife and collaborator. as a puppeteer and designer of so many of the muppets, they were really the muppets parents, in addition to raising five of their own. the muppets were born in this building right next to jimmy fallon's studio, in fact. if you visit us at 30 rock, you will see the pipes in an old preserved steam closet that jim henson made into characters which later became the muppets. he died in 1990 at 53. jane henson was 78. >>> in the world of sports the loss this week of two former big name nfl coaches. chuck fairbanks of the patriots and former texas
PBS
Mar 29, 2013 12:00am PDT
saying that dr. king had that said there is always the right time to do the right thing. i just try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. we know that we are only halfway to completely eliminate hunger, and we have a lot of work to do. tomart committed $2 billion fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. emmy rossum plays the eldest daughter of a holy dysfunctional family in the critically acclaimed showtime series "shameless." her classical music training had heard joining the metropolitan opera as a child. she has taken more contemporary turn with the new cd entitled " sentimental journey" and with her role opposite william h. macy. we will now take a look at the episode for sunday night. >> a studio apartment. >> i guess i did not think it through. >> have you signed up for classes or ethane? >> now might be a good time for a little break up. >> you are going, just like that. you had no plans to bring us. you have been slowly backing away call all along. >> thi
PBS
Apr 3, 2013 12:00am PDT
. >> there is a saying that dr. king had said, there is always the right time to do the right thing. i just try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. we know that we are only about halfway to completely eliminate hunger and we have work to do. tomart committed $2 billion fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. yourd by contributions to pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. > for more information on no one plays fast talking and take charge characters better than jeremy piven. his role as the always aggressive hollywood super agents just about to find entourage -- defined "ent ourage." now he plays a character that went to england and turned the cultural norms upside down by just about inventing the modern department store as we know it. it is part of the pbs masterpiece on sunday nights. let's take a look at the clip. >> you steal from the store, you steal from yourselves. i started off as an errand boy. i earned a dollar 50s to week. to aay they promoted me stock boy ibm year cried. when they gave me the key to open a store in th
MSNBC
Apr 3, 2013 11:00am PDT
. >> that, of course, dr. martin luther king, jr., 45 years ago today delivering his last speech, the mountaintop. a day before being assassinated by james earl ray. we have never before seen video of ray returning to memphis to face a trial in dr. king's murder. girls don't talk about pads... but they do talk about always infinity. [ marcy ] it's like memory foam. [ female announcer ] the only pad made from a revolutionary material. [ erina ] it totally fits to your body. [ female announcer ] it's incredible protection, you'll barely feel it. always infinity. tell us what you think. by going low. tdd# 1-800-345-2550 like offering schwab etfs tdd# 1-800-345-2550 with the lowest operating expenses tdd# 1-800-345-2550 in their respective lipper categories -- tdd# 1-800-345-2550 lower than ishares tdd# 1-800-345-2550 and vanguard. tdd# 1-800-345-2550 and with all our etfs commission-free tdd# 1-800-345-2550 when traded online in a schwab account, tdd# 1-800-345-2550 it leaves our investors with more money to invest. tdd# 1-800-345-2550 something they've come to count on with us. tdd# 1-8
CBS
Apr 4, 2013 5:30pm PDT
honor the civil rights leader. dr. king was supporting striking sanitation workers. the rousing people he gave during that demonstration ended up being his last. he was gunned down the next day, standing on a balcony of the lauren hotel. >>> the new york medical examiner's office says it has uncovered more possible fragments of human remains from the 9/11 disaster. yesterday, they separated out 21 possible human fragments, bringing the total from this latest sifting to 39. the medical examiner will now perform dna testing in hopes of identifying any remains. >>> a proposed privacy law in california has some business groups concerned about frivolous lawsuits. the right to know act would require companies to tell consumers on request exactly what personal information those companies are keeping about them. in a letter to the bill's author, the california chamber of commerce calls the measure unworkable and said it would impose unrealistic mandates on tech companies. privacy advocates, including the electronic frontier foundation, say the measure would help build consumer trust on
PBS
Mar 30, 2013 4:00pm PDT
emancipation proclamation. >> dr. martin luther king jr. honored lincoln when he chose the memorial as the backdrop for his famous "i have a dream" speech in 1963. >> i have a dream today. [ cheers and applause ] >> he had the bravery, the fortitude, and his speech resonated so strongly and so widely with african-americans but also with all americans. it was time to recognize that our past practices were wrong and that they needed to change. >> like dr. king, president lincoln was assassinated for standing up for change. countless speeches, protests, and celebrations have been held here since the memorial's dedication in 1922. it's clearly one of the most popular monuments in washington. >> i like his speech, the gettysburg address, and he's my favorite president. >> i just sort of think it's cool. it's got all his sayings, and it's got a big statue of him, and i just think that's cool. >> there are a couple of myths about the statue. some people think the face of robert e. lee is carved into the back of lincoln's head. it's not. that's just very wavy hair. another myth is that the scu
MSNBC
Apr 5, 2013 12:00am PDT
forced to live. >> that strike ended not long after dr. king assassinated. the city agreed to raise wages and recognize the sanitation workers union. today full time sanitation workers are mostly unionized and make an average salary around $18 an hour. they are still struggling with fair pay and benefits with two double digit hikes to their health care premiums. the struggle has certainly not ended. in 45 years, will we look back at today at this unlikely strike in new york city as the starting point of a struggle that will not end but that could lead to a more decent wage and dignity of work for these workers and millions of other people who serve and cook food for a living in this country. joining me at the table, attorney for the national employment law project. joseph, a striking taco bell employee. dorian warren, political science professor and tabby that, a burger king worker. >> what are the working conditions at the kfc that you are at? what is it about the working conditions there that prompted you to go out on strike today despite the risks you might be taking? >> just the
PBS
Apr 6, 2013 5:00am PDT
. >> let's listen again to dr. king, from the speech he made to those striking sanitation workers in memphis just weeks before he was shot to death. what he said about poverty still rings true. >> do you know that most of the poor people in our country are working every day? they are making wages so low that they cannot begin to function in the mainstream of the economic life of our nation. these are facts which must be seen. and it is criminal to have people working on a full-time basis and a full-time job z >> could anything be more current right now? >> no. it's hard to imagine, and of course, it's chilling to think what the distribution of wealth was when he made that indictment compared to what it is now. it is much more skewed now than it was then and it was bad then. so, you really get a sense of king's power. i would only caution that we not assume that he undertook these issues of poverty only late in his career. it was part of his message all along. certainly, if you look at nobel÷ prize lecture in 1964, he says, we are -- the world is seeing the widest liberation in human
ABC
Apr 3, 2013 5:00pm PDT
... >> the speech that defined anera. one man part of dr. king's inner circle reveals things we never knew, including the inspiration for his famous "i have >>> president obama expected to land at san francisco international airport within the next hour or so. >> heather joins us live with the latest information. >> we're expecting the president to land here at any moment. just about two minutes ago, federal agents came by and instructed the media we had about six minutes if anyone needed to get off of the platt form to take care of anything. we'd have to stay put. security is high. we can see the presence everywhere. law enforcement of every stripe. emergency responders special gear has rolled into place. large convoy waiting to take the president and staff in for the evening. we're accustomed to having special guests here to greet the president. and have been told in this case there is no one scheduled to be here, it's not a campaign stop. he's tho not coming on particular stump issues so he'll just be getting off the plane giving a wave, being whisked off to dinner and cocktail rec
ABC
Apr 4, 2013 4:30am PDT
icon with abc7 news, the now 82-year-old insider with dr. king was one who drafted part of the speech delivered in washington, dc 5,years ago but the "i have a dream" portion was not scripted. >> he was speaking about mahalia who performed earlier and she shouts to him as he is at the lectern, "tell him about the dream, martin, tell him about the dream." >> that part was improvised. a young ted kennedy was in the crowd and he later confirmed the story in his book "true compass." >> new this morning the debate over how much it would cost to rename sfo has landed back where it started. officials said it would cost $4 million to exchange the airport and highway signs if the facility was named after supervisor harvey milk assassinated after becoming san francisco's first openly gay official. caltran claimed they could do the work for 350,000 to $720,000 but a spokesman says the figure is $4.1 million. >> time to check where the storm is around the bay area right now. >> it will be a wet commute. >> mike? >> we talked about the last couple of days so hopefully everyone is prepared f
SFGTV2
Apr 4, 2013 1:00am PDT
what i referred to often as the appalling silence of good people that, as you recall, were dr. king's words from the birmingham jail. i've seen that all the time, people who are i think in their core good people who don't know what to do who tend to send the paradigm that boys will be boys and girls will be girls and we're trying to shift that paradigm. and that's why in okahenapen we have an accountability document that calls for --. >> (inaudible) with the idea, like i said, there is not a state going that we don't have a parent that has a dead child. we are dragging everybody to the party because at what point do we say, we can't even say, kids are dying. hundreds and hundreds of children have died when this should be the best times of their life and our most sensitive, compassionate, empathetic, our children are not surviving their childhood. >> one thing i've learned in my line of work, and again i want to thank you for your remarks and your doggedness, civil rights is about persistence. you exude persistence. i have attempted to live a persistent life. the civil rights act of 1964 was
MSNBC
Apr 4, 2013 10:00am PDT
lawrence. meanwhile, in our headlines today, it is the 45th anniversary today of dr. martin luther king jr.'s assassination in memphis, dr. king seen a day before his death, was there to support striking sanitation workers. at the king center in atlanta today, they kicked off a campaign of 50 days of nonviolence for young people. in washington, african-american clergy gathered to celebrate dr. king's life. and louisville guard kevin ware is in atlanta today, ready to cheer on his team at the final four with saturday's tip-off in the georgia dome, ware has been cheered on by millions following his gruesome injury. and his heroic comeback. here's how he described the awful moment. >> i went to block a shot like i'm always trying to do. jumped too high. didn't see where i was coming down, didn't know how fast i was coming down. didn't get a chance to gather myself and looking at coach p's eyes gave it away. >> kevin ware with craig melvin of msnbc. >>> coming up next, inspiring women, celebrating them, our women in the world series with diane von fufrtenberg, congratulations. >> andrea congra
MSNBC
Apr 4, 2013 1:00pm PDT
was assassinated. dr. martin luther king jr. was killed by a single gunshot wound as he stood on a balcony at the lorraine hotel in memphis. just four years before his death, the nobel peace prize committee honored dr. king for combatting racial injustice through nonviolence. and in his acceptance speech, 49 years ago, dr. king said something that still resonates as a challenge to all of us today. "there is a sort of poverty of spirit which still stands in glaring contrast to our scientific and technological abundance. the richer we've become materially, the poorer we've become morally and spiritually. we've learned to fly the air like birds and swi
MSNBC
Apr 3, 2013 8:00am PDT
is keeping dr. king's legacy alive at their national convention and starting today and wrapping up on saturday this convention will touch on issues including voting rights, immigration reform and gun violence. joining me now is the reverend al sharpton, president and founder of the action network. just minutes from now, you'll be moderating a panel there discussing protecting the right to vote in this country, certainly a serious issue that i know we all here devoted a lot of time and coverage to during the last presidential election. as we show everybody a look at this map, the 30 states which have introduced 55 new voting restrictions just in the past three months,s and they include bills requiring photo i.d. to vote, proof of citizenship to register to vote, and then reducing early voting. these are the same type of voter suppression we saw last year. what's next in the fight to protect the right to vote? and what role is n.a.n. playing in it? >> what we're doing in our discussions on that is saying that first we have the case of voting rights section 5 in front of the supreme cour
FOX
Apr 4, 2013 5:00pm PDT
in american history. 45 years ago today, dr. martin luther king was assassinated in memphis, tennessee. hundreds gathered in memphis today to honor the civil rights leader. dr. king was supporting striking sanitation workers. the rousing people he gave during that demonstration ended up being his last. he was gunned down the next day, standing on a balcony of the lauren hotel. >>> the new york medical examiner's office says it has uncovered more possible fragments of human remains from the 9/11 disaster. yesterday, they separated out 21 possible human fragments, bringing the total from this latest sifting to 39. the medical examiner will now perform dna testing in hopes of identifying any remains. >>> a proposed privacy law in california has some business groups concerned about frivolous lawsuits. the right to know act would require companies to tell consumers on request exactly what personal information those companies are keeping about them. in a letter to the bill's author, the california chamber of commerce calls the measure unworkable and said it would impose unrealisti
SFGTV2
Apr 2, 2013 9:00pm PDT
nothing. and we cannot allow the appalling silence of good people to become the status quo, to quote dr. king. we must empower them with the tools that they have and they need to move forward and that is why we spend so much time working together on these issues. we've been to the communities in south philly high school where we saw in one day alone 15 asian students who had to be taken to the emergency room as a result of a persistent pattern of harassment. they didn't speak the king's english. my father spoke ricky ricardo english as well and he would have been a victim of bullying under that circumstance. so we worked with the school district. we don't focus on the criminal prosecution of the specific bully. that's an important element and we work with our partners in local government on that, but our focus has been on the system's issues, of working with the school superintendents, working with the school districts to create a culture of inclusion, to create a culture where people can be accepted for who they are. we've seen bullying in the context of kids with disabilities, kids wh
FOX News
Apr 4, 2013 4:00pm PDT
, an assassin in memphis fired a single shot and killed a civil rights icon dr. martin luther king jr. king was born in atlanta and rose to national fame in 1955 as a leader of the landmark bus boycott in montgomery, alabama. 8 years later he delivered one of the most important speeches in american history when he told the nation "i have a dream." in those turbulent times the civil rights leader also had enemies. while he was on his way to dinner that fateful night a fugitive james earl ray shot dr. king as he stood on the balcony of the lorain motel. his message still lives on because dark day in memphis changed our nation 45 years ago today. and now
MSNBC
Apr 4, 2013 1:00am PDT
45th anniversary of dr. martin luther king being assassinated, the shelby county, tennessee, recorders office released videos never before seen, videos showing james earl ray, after he was arrested for dr. king's murder. the tapes include, and i'll admit this is kind of weird, strangely, the whole very long, detailed process of james earl ray being strip searched as he's brought into the jail. as indicated by the pixelation work that you see here. there's lots going on in today's news, good, bad, and quite unexpectedly revealing and weird. >>> but we start tonight's show with second amendment remedies. in the midterm elections in 2010, nevada republicans nominated a woman named sharron angle to run for senate in nevada. sharron angle was going to try to unseat harry reid in nevada. she was antiestablishment, tea party endorsed, super, super conservative, and this race in nevada was supposed to be a cake walk. harry reid's numbers were really bad. everybody expected harry reid to lose his job. everybody knew that the 2010 election was going very republican overall and harry r
MSNBC
Apr 4, 2013 7:00pm PDT
program from the march on washington where dr. king spoke. have you heard of the "i have a dream" speech? this is the original program from that. somebody gave that to me. >> of course, this is abraham lincoln. and one of my favorite presidents. >> mine too. >> any advice for me as just an ordinary president as opposed to kid president? >> i have one. >> okay. >> well, it's not really advice. >> okay. >> it's just -- how you're doing. you're doing awesome. >> you think i'm doing awesome? >> uh-huh. >> thank you. that means a lot to me. i think you're doing awesome. so both of us have got a lot of responsibilities, but we're handling our business. >> how can kids and grown-ups work together to change the world? >> the most important thing we can all do is to treat each other with kindness and respect. right? so kids, they can learn right away when, you know, in school and on the playground, to be nice to each other. and if you see a kid being picked on, you make sure you stand up for them. and you treat everybody fairly, you know, no matter what they look like or where they're fro
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